My muse see sawed wildly this week from the conventional and pretty, to the wild and crazy. I kick started the weekend by making wire and resin dragonflies. The problem with this was that each coating of resin took at least a couple of days to set - this gave my mischievous muse time to draw my attention to all sorts of other ideas - I was a bit overloaded on the ideas front and my mind was spinning out of control!
It was an awful, grey and rainy weekend, which might have sparked the need for bright colour.
I love it, but I do feel the need to offer apologies to Pablo.
In my defence, it is more difficult than one would think, especially for someone who cannot draw in one perspective, let alone two at the same time! - try it and see how you go - and then, once it has been drawn, to successfully convert it to a polymer clay piece - eeps! not sure I'll be doing this again any time soon.
This is a gift for a very wacky and fun friend of mine - we are to visit her in Hamburg soon, I hope she will love it as much as I do.
Images from the Subconscious - Mind Games!
I was looking for a colourful piece to replicate in Polymer clay, but passed him up in favour of the cubist face - another time perhaps, I thought.............
This is the first time I actually drew a sketch of what I wanted to create - and you will soon see why I don't bother!
Also, I was telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me god - when I say I cannot draw.
I drew a few different shapes, and then picked one I liked, and then set to work with a few miles of wire and a druzy cabochon.
And this is what came from my drawing when translated into wire - it looks like a Kokopelli!! - it breaks my heart to have to destroy it, so it sits on my table alternating between begging me to pick it up and love it, and glaring at me reproachfully - but I'm afraid it's for the chop, unless I can think of some other way to salvage it which eludes me just now.
This pendant came from Indonesia and is set with cross sections of conus shells in coloured resin, and I added faceted onyx, and pyrite nuggets which gleam in the light - they aren't called 'Fools Gold' for nothing!
'Zehr' is the Arabic word for poison - although Zehra means beautiful! Either way, I think the name fits this pendant - would you agree??
Together with a string of freshwater pearls and a couple of enamelled Indian beads, bought during my last trip home, a simple, but elegant necklace was born.
The Dance of The Dragonfly
That's a wrap for this week folks, I'll catch you again next week, same time, same place. Have a lovely week